It has been almost 6 years struggling with Ulcerative Colitis when just recently Remicade helped HOWEVER……….
I am 11 weeks pregnant with my third child. I have a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old boy and soon to have a newborn again. The first pregnancy I did not know I had UC until after the baby was born. The second time around I was somewhat under control. I recently started Remicade a few months ago or so……….it has helped me greatly. However my husband and I agreed that it would be best not to continue the Remicade while I am pregnant. Not so sure if they know about the side effects. If you can’t barely take a Tylenol while pregnant how can you inject yourself with medicine and that be O.K.? So, I am sacrificing for now……….I am also taking Lialda. I had stopped about a week ago (which I should never have done) and since I stopped the Lialda, the blodd and trips to the bathroom started up again. I am back on the Lialda however I am not so sure it will reverse the symptoms to get back to where I was. Things were going well just on the Lialda and not the Remicade in the se 10 weeks.
My questions are does anyone have any alternative remedies you can suggest while I am going through the pregnancy that can help? I do plan on going back to Remicade after the baby is born, therefore I will not be nursing either :(
I am only taking Pre-Natal vitamins and Lialda.
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